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new information in that shocking double murder-suicide on a marine base in virginia.
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the connection the shooter and one of the victims has to the bay area. two people arrested in san francisco. the crime they are accused of committing. gearing up for the oakland running festival. they are getting set to start in just a half hour. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm claudine wong. >> and i'm mike mibach. let's dive into it and get a check of the forecast. good morning, to you rosemary. >> good morning. it's a gorgeous day for a run. it's a bit of a chilly start. another round of nice mild weather into the afternoon. this could be the warmest day. i see cooler weather on the way. i'll detail your forecast and have a look at your numbers for today copping up -- coming up
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sis pecked gunman in a -- suspected gunman in a marine bar rack shooting is from the bay area. she graduated from liberty high in brentwood. her friends say she dreamt of joining the marines and serving her country. >> we were talking about her wanting to come over and i wanted to see her. i wanted her to see my baby. the last time she saw him was when he turned one. i just missed her a lot. and we talk through facebook. i barely got messages to her phone because she was always working. >> friends speculated the shooting may have resulted from a lovers triangle. castromata was a warehouse clerk who joined the corp in
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2011. his great grandfather who is also named lopez they contacted the family they said they were investigating more and would let us know. police are investigating the fatal over night accident after a man was hit on 580. the chp says it's still an active investigation at this point the appears the man got out of a stopped car and ran across the lane. the driver tried to avoid the man but ended up hitting him. the man died at the scene. the driver is cooperating with police. police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a bicyclist over night. that happened in an industrial area. officers say the young man was struck while riding his bike
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near 28th street. the driver fled and the victim died at the scene. san francisco police arrested 11 people on charges of vandalism. they caught the group scrawling graffiti on a building on lankton street. they recovered several bags of evidence near the scene. officers had the suspects sitting up a wall in handcuffs before they were escorted into police cars. all of them are facing felony charges. happening now. thousands of runners are getting ready for a big race. it'sth fourth annual oakland running festival. alex savidge is live at the starting line for us with all the prep and alex it looks like it's getting busy. >> reporter: yeah things are getting busy. more than 9,000 runners will be taking part in all four of the races excuse me five races. this is the starting line and also the finish line. this is where they will be
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taking off right near snow park. you can see a lot of runners are down here. they are all geared up and ready to go. i want to show you the course route. the runners will leave here in downtown. they will go through rock ridge neighborhood and head up to the oakland hills down to the fruitvale district and go to west oakland they will go along lake merit before they finish here. i between bring you the executive director. lee, thank you for joining us. you have a good crowd out here and a great day for a race. >> yeah we do. last year we suffered with a little bad weather. the weather gods have blessed us here. >> reporter: you have five races right? >> yes five. >> reporter: we have the full the half the 5k. >> we have the hawaiian airlines relay and the lucky kidsly relay. >> reporter: this is the fourth
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year. you are growing with your numbers. you have a positive outlook where things are going. >> we are very, very mazed with what happened. our fourth year we will have 9500 total runners. we've been on a 15% yearly increase and that is great numbers and the support we have gotten from the running community has been terrific. >> reporter: what does this do for oakland's economy? >> last year the economic impact was about $4 million. we expect it to be a little bit more this year. and also there is always the charity piece. number of charities are involved once again. we expect the race probably in the neighborhood of $400,000 for charity. >> reporter: you've got people coming here taking part in this race from all over the down from industry and the united states. the full marathon is the first race that will kick off here. that will happen a half hour from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information
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about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart.
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he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightly warmer for some of our inland locations. tonight a little bit of a transition. first things first outside our door this morning it's a cool one once again giving you a live look there over the east bay hills where we have the sun on the rise. the official sunrise right about now will set 7:25. so plenty of sunshine in store for you today. high clouds will continue to
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pass overhead. and this morning i'm actually seeing a little bit of fog. half-moon bay visibility down to about five miles here. it's a little tough to see but the lighter shade of gray is just inside the bay. we will continue with the high clouds like we saw yesterday and temperatures rebounding to very similar numbers from what we saw yesterday as well. 37 in napa right now. 39 in santa rosa. napa also reporting fog this morning. 40-degrees in walnut creek. temperatures up by a few degrees. around the bay area starting off similar to how we woke up yesterday morning. 41 palo alto. 45 outside your door in belmont. and again that little bit of patchy fog there. the on shore breeze will make its way back later this afternoon into the early evening hours. for the time being we continue with this northerly flow. you can see a close up view of the satellite and radar. the high clouds that continue to sweep across the area.
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this will be the case for today. the ridge of high pressure still in control of our weather pattern. it will shift right over the west coast and we'll remain here for today. as i back this up a little bit farther this system here will be what will plow into the ridge. this system will ride over it. it's not going to bring us any rain but it will cool us down. it will strengthen our on shore breeze. and tuesday night into wednesday perhaps a little bit of rain. so today 70-degrees expected for santa rosa. 67 for berkeley. low 60s in san francisco. upper 60s in oakland. low 70s for antioch. 69 for san jose. 71 for morgan hill. upper 60s for mountain view. just a nice pleasant afternoon in store. as we get into monday a subtle cool down. bigger change will come tuesday into wednesday. the chance for rain will arrive late tuesday. we'll leave it off the icon now. better chance will come wednesday. thursday and the models are
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shaping up for possibly a wet easter weekend. at least the first half of that weekend. i'll show you the future cast model and what you can expect coming up. >> thanks. it is official spring break is officially in full year for schools across the bay area. since many students won't be heading to class, muni announced it will reduce some of its services during the morning and evening commute. people are being told to check the schedule ahead of time. meanwhile many college students are off to hot spring break destinations like mexico and florida. and as they do, they are being urged by police to use caution after several spring break related deaths being reported in mexico. stranded drivers and dangerous roads as more snow hits the midwest and it is not done yet. how much more is expected to fall and how it could effect air travel. and major traffic changes coming this week to bay area drivers. what is happening this week in devils slide and the golden
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gate bridge that could speed the commute up for you. there is a look at 880 in oakland. if you are heading into oakland keep in mind that some of the streets are closed off because of the annual running festival and it could effect how you get in and around that area. we'll keep an eye on things for you and keep you updated.
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welcome back on this sunday morning. a live look over san francisco. patchy fog has returned to the bay area this morning. a delightful afternoon in store. more snow is expected to fall today across parts of colorado and the midwest. that storm caused a headache for travelers both in the air and on the road. this weekend the red cross had to help drivers that got stranded in colorado.
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the storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some places. kansas city is expected to get the brunt of that storm today and then that storm will head over to the east coast and it's expected to hit new york by tomorrow. and if you have a flight scheduled to denver, kansas, or nebraska you might want to check the status of that flight. hundreds of flights were canceled yesterday because of that storm. big delays and more cancellations are expected today. flood waters reached the tops of car tires in alabama. heavy rainstorms watered that area this weekend. there was rain, thunder, and hail. severe flooding. but forecasters say the storms are moving out of that area. a memorial service is being held to remember a santa rosa teenager killed in tragic racing accident last weekend. 14-year-old marcus johnson was struck and killed by a race car at marysville raceway. johnson's cousin was driving the car when he lost control and crashed into the pit area.
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the accident also killed 68- year-old dale wonderjim. hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service to remember his life. investigators say they are still looking into that exact cause of the crash. highway patrol is investigating a deadly head on crash in sunol involving three vehicles. it happened yesterday morning on highway 84. chp says the driver of a dodge a 46-year-old man from hayward drifted into an on coming lane hitting another vehicle. he died on the scene. four other people in the two other cars were injured. the accident closed the highway for two hours. chp is cracking down on reckless motorcycles and bike riders. highway patrol officers say gone up. they will target motorcyclists breaking traffic laws on the sunday morning ride. they will also look for bicyclists who don't stop at stop signs or let drivers pass.
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this upcoming week holds two major traffic changes for bay area commuters. first one is on the peninsula. after seven years and if more than $400 million a project helped to protect san mateo drivers is almost open to traffic. tomorrow people plan to father at devils slide to celebrate two new tunnels between pacifica and month terra that will let drivers bypass an area that is known for mud and rock slides and on tuesday it will open to the public. it's the first highway tunnel bill in california for more than 50 years. the other big thing this week is that right there. that is the golden gate bridge. for drivers this means four new ways of paying the tolls. the first and the easiest option is fast track. there is also pay as you go. that option requires you to set up an account with your license plate and credit card numbers.
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the third option is to make a one-time payment before crossing the bridge. they have kiosks set up for that. and you can get an invoice mailed to you. once the converse goes into effect do not stop at the toll booths. 28 toll takers will lose their jobs. all but nine of those workers have been reassigned to other positions in the district or chosen to retire. new this morning a new concern overseas. the former president of pakistan ended his 4.5 year self-imposed exile. he flew from dew dew buy back to pakistan. on monday the u.s. will
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formerly transfer of control to the controversial prison to an afghan prison. it's one of the largest american military bases in afghanistan. the prison houses more than 3,000 insurgents and other inmates. the deal includes assurances that prisons who poise a danger will will continue to be detained under afghan law. a guided missile -- the secretary of defense ordered the cuts for the san diego based uss rents. the office also says the uss batch which will cut its current deployment short it will return to san diego next month. the navies blue angels will perform their last show in key west, florida. the navy has only canceled performances in april because of sequester cuts. the air force thunder birds have canceled all performances through september.
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deputies are working to determine what went wrong during a sky diving jump. a sky diving instructor and his student died yesterday. they were among 22 people who went up for a jump. when only 20 returned the search for the two missing men started. search and rescues can dogs started this training exercise. the dogs went in search of pretend plane crash vehicles with fake blood. the point was to train volunteers for a real life emergency. >> the dog handlers, their crews would come out and locate the casualties and provide treatment and ultimately evacuation. >> organizers with the california search and rescue dog association say they don't
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usually see it. on tuesday night the sacramento city council will throw up a last minute shot to keep the kings in the area. it would be the largest redevelopment project in sacramento history with up to 1.5 square feet of offices. the city would pay $258 million with most of the money coming from the sale of bonds supported by park and revenues. >> that is part of revitalizing our downtown. that is part of completing the rest of k street. that is part of adding additional businesses to old sacramento. the heart of our city. >> investment group consists of a billionaire. the council must approve the deal in order for the city to present the proposal to the nba next week. the league is scheduled to vote on april 18th. the deal that would relocate
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the kings to seattle. ooze the easter bunny gets ready for -- as the easter bunny gets ready for its big day what will yours look like? wild day on the hardwood. day when a giant fell and a cinderella continues to dance. another enjoyable day in the forecast this morning. waking up with a little bit of patchy fog. it is a chilly start.
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>> stanford begins its run in the women's 2a basketball tournament. they will host six seed tulsa. if all goes as planned they could take on second seed cal on april 1st with the winner advancing to the women's final four. the cal men's sweet 16 dreams were put to rest yesterday by syracuse.
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if >> syracuse. good luck. you will run into somebody called oregon soon. >> the bears lost 66-60 despite a large home crowd. that crowd included oregon fans. oregon also played at hp yesterday. they were expected to root for each other. despite the loss cal fans say they are proud of the team. >> mike montgomery has taken this program. he has brought us to the ncaa four out of the past five years. >> there is always next year. >> syracuse will move on to face the winner of today's indiana-temple game. oregon defeated st. louis. meantime at the western regional in salt lake city. the wichita state shockers shocked gonzaga. wichita state built a 13 point lead. they lost momentum in the
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second half but then rallied back to win. they shot 50% from the field and beat the number one seed 76- 70. the shockers move into the round of 16. congratulations to them. >> bummer for me. no cal. no ucla. looks like we will have to go outside. maybe go for a run because the weather looks perfect for that. it will be another gorgeous day for the oakland running festival this morning. it's a chilly start. runners like it chilly. it's a clear start in most cases but i'm seeing a little bit of patchy fog just inside the bay and alodge the coast. here from a broader standpoint i am going to show you the high clouds you can see here that will continue to drift into the bay area and out here about 900 miles is a system that is going to bring us cloudy weather for monday, bring back our on shore breeze and begin our cool down. as we get through this morning, that patchy fog going to break up and move out of here by 10:00 or 11:00. by 3:00 in the afternoon it's back along the coastline. there is the first like of a
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transition beginning. by monday afternoon back to clouds over the bay area. the rain will stay out of our way until tuesday afternoon into wednesday. it moves closer and could be with us by over i would say over night tuesday night into wednesday morning. but there you have it laid out for you. temperatures will begin to cool as early as tomorrow. the biggest cool down will come wednesday into thursday with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. chance for showers arrives wednesday, thursday, and may linger all the way into the weekend. back to you. just in time for easter we have a chocolate treat to show you that could bust your easter budget. check it out. you can buy that. it is a three foot tall chocolate egg. it might look yummy but it is going to cost you $1,000. the owner of the bakery says it's expensive but it is well worth the money. this new york bakery is also selling smaller versions. >> worth the money. better be worth the money. $1,000 for a chocolate egg. all eyes on the supreme court as they tackle the issue
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of same sex marriage. high speed chase along bay area freeways. we'll show you how it ended. and the starting line crowded with marathon runners this morning as the oakland running festival gets set to kick off in just minutes. we'll show you the start of the race and the route the runners will be taking through the city.
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you are looking live downtown oakland near lake merit at the oakland running festival just getting under way on this sunday morning. good morning, everyone and welcome back to mornings on 2 i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. now that race has been gaining a lot of popularity in the east bay and ktvu alex savidge is live there in oakland. about to get run over by all the racers getting ready to get the marathon under way. hey alex. >> reporter: yeah hopefully they will watch out for us here. good crowd. even excited. the confetti flowing. this is where the oakland running festival just got under way. these folks you are looking at right here they are taking part in the full marathon and obviously they are starting first and they will be heading all throughout the city of oakland this morning. it's a great route they will be taking and going through the downtown area up through the rock ridge area into the oakland hills. they will be going down to west
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oakland and then going around lake merit before they make their way back here to downtown. 9,000 runners total will be taking part in five different races here at the oakland running festival today. and they are coming from all over the country. they are coming from all over the world. and really this is running festival and marathon that has been growing over the past few years. this is the fourth year for the oakland running festival. the number of participates has been growing significantly and talking with the executive director they are happy about this. a little while ago i talked to one runner who has taken part in the event before as she talked to me about how this festival shows off the best that oakland has to offer. listen to her. >> it's really fun. i like that it goes through all of downtown and you can check out the historic parts. i'm not originally from the bay area. for me it was a great way to see all of oakland for the first time on the street. >> it was cool.
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>> reporter: sot full mare -- so the full marathon runners have taken off. they will be back here. the first people will be finishing up at 10:00. right about 2.5 hours when the first runners make their way back here. what happens after this? there will be a half marathon that kicks off. a 5k run and a relay run. we'll be here covering all of it here this morning. live in downtown oakland alex savidge ktvu news. there was a wild chase along the peninsula last night. there it goes. it was around 1:00 this morning. san mateo police say they started tracking what they believe was a stolen vehicle. witnesses say the pursuit on 101 reached speeds about 100 miles an hour. officers chased the driver into san francisco while they lost him on the ground chp officer tailed him in the air.
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that driver later stopped the car and started running. officers caught the man but have not confirmed they had the suspect they were looking for. >> four people and a dog are rescued by the coast guard. a coast guard rescue boat wasn't able to get close because of the shallow water there so instead everyone on that stranded boat was hoisted into a helicopter and flown to san carlos. fairfield police are investigating a tragic accident. a seven-year-old boy drowned in a family friends backyard pool. emergency responders rushed to a home on howe court yesterday morning. they found the boy floating in the pool. paramedics were not able to revive the child. man trying to defend his mother-in-law in a robbery was shot and killed. it began when two thieves approached the woman when she unloaded her car on friday
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night. officers say when the woman'sson came out of the house to help one -- woman's son-in-law came out to help they shot and killed him right in the driveway. >> they shot this person in cold blood and for no reason. it's sad. the crazy world we live in. >> the victim was 33 years old. he lived in alameda. the gunman drove off in a dark coever alreadied receive -- dark colored sedan. we there is new information in a nightclub. the san francisco entertainment commission has shut down the 330 rich club. a gunman opened fire both inside and outside of the club. three people were wounded. two men in their 20s and a man in his 30s remains in the hospital in critical but stable
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condition. oakland police are using new tactics for a crime crack down that they say is boricking well. oakland mayor jean quan have announced homicides have dropped by 45% and shootings dropped by nearly 30%. the chief says that stems from this raid three weeks ago where federal agents targeted the east oakland case gang and arrested 16 people. he also credits the community and its clergy. >> one strength that we have is they understand what it takes to police this city and know we can't do it alone. >> what is really important is law enforcement is not standing alone. >> reverend george cummings joins the police. on top of that 38 new police officers have just joined the force. part of the first police academy graduation in four years. sheriffs deputies took more than 600 firearms off the street. a gun buy back event was held
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yesterday in san jose. deputies say they collected 584 handguns and 17 assault rifles. they ended up paying people close to $62,000 for those weapons. this was the county's second gun buy back event this month. new gun control ads from a group of mayors is airing in key states. >> i owned a gun all my life. i will fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> this is from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. it supports comprehensive background checks. the new ads will air in 13 states believed to be divided on gun control. it will not air in california. on tuesday the u.s. supreme court considers the issue of gay marriage. a handful of people already camping outside that court hoping to witness the two historic legal cases. one involves a berkeley couple
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fighting against proposition 8. the other case challenges the federal law known as the defense of marriage act. >> that the same sex couples that are before the united states supreme court be allowed to have equal protection under the laws as any americans when it comes to their ability to join. >> less than an hour ago she filed a friend of the court brief arguing the marriage is unconstitutional and the initiative sponsors don't have a right to claim they represent the interests of california. stay with us for continuing coverage. ktvu david stevenson will have live reports from washington beginning tomorrow for tuesday's oral arguments. and then join us for a special news special at 6:30 tuesday night. we will go in-depth on the prop 8 case. we will break down the arguments and gauge reaction from washington, d.c. to the bay area. president obama is resting up today for another busy week ahead. marine one landed at the white
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house last night. the president returned from his four-day middle east tour. tomorrow he will speak at a naturalization ceremony for service members and civilians at the white house. he will also designate five new national monuments. they include the her it tubman under ground. congratulations to the girls basketball team. the lady dragons won the first championship last night in sacramento. this is their second state title. they won the division three championship last year. a lot of teams from southern california winning it this year. it was nice to see bishop was out representing. rosemary how are we looking? >> we have a great day in store. today could be the warmest day. let's talk about what is happening for your sunday.
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another round of chilly temperatures out there this morning. and a live look there you can see patchy fog has returned to parts of the bay area and along the coastline. a weaker northerly breeze and a bit of an on shore breeze here as brought back some of this. we are seeing it just inside the bay. i'm seeing it along the coastline. as i put into motion for you. mostly sunny skies for today. high clouds continuing over the bay area. by the afternoon, those low clouds are making a come back. at least along the coastline. so a transition beginning as early as this evening. let's talk about the numbers outside your door. if you're out for a morning run maybe to get a cup of coffee. 37-degrees in napa. 37 santa rosa. fairfield you are in a couple degrees of freezing. 48 in oakland. 46 mountain view. 44 san jose. some of us just about where we were yesterday morning. a few of us slightly warmer. here's your satellite radar. there are the high clouds.
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that batch you see rolls through was from yesterday. but i'm going to back it up and show you the system that will weaken the ridge of high pressure that sore us and eventually open the door for maybe rain. here it is right here. this system not going to get it us wet. it will bring us clouds for tomorrow and it will begin our cooling trend. for today that chilly start. by the afternoon another mild one. 70 degrees for santa rosa. 68 in vallejo. 68 oakland. 63 san francisco. 66 for redwood city. upper 60s mountain view and san jose. inland east bay another pretty day. your extended forecast here. there is that cooling trend. more noticeable as we get into tuesday and wednesday. increasing clouds by tuesday night and the chance for showers arriving it looks like at this point tuesday night into wednesday morning. and the models want to continue
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unsettled weather wednesday and thursday. not a lot of rain expected but that chance for showers will remain and it could take us all the way into easter weekend. back to the desk. officials in napa are taking another shot at getting millions of dollars in federal funds to help control flooding in central napa. local flood control requested $23 million last year but failed. the money would be used to build a bypass that would carry 50% of river flows in the region. officials say funding will be hard to come by especially with so many cuts at the nation's capitol. your time now 7:41. residents of san francisco's bay view neighborhood saute are taking a major home improvement change of course to job promises they say were never kept. it's happening again. another sink hole is forming in a florida neighborhood less than two miles away. the one that killed a man in his home. but first let's take you outside. that is a gorgeous shot of the golden gate bridge. remember major changes coming to that bridge. it should speed things up.
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thank you for joining us on this sunday morning. looking toward the east at mt. diablo and the sunrise. another mild day is in the forecast for your sunday. and happening right now we want to take you back out live to the oakland running festival. see all the folks lined upright there they are seconds away from getting the half marathon under way. i think they are on seven, six we are close.
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they will take off. the marathon already took off. there they go. on their way for a a measly 13 miles. the marathon has gotten under way. there are races taking place today. over 9,000 people are expected to participate. the race will effect traffic throughout that area so you've got to be aware of that. major street closures include broadway, telegraph avenue, 19 street, bus services are also going to be delayed and detoured around that route. all those runners pound the pavement in oakland for this fourth annual running festival. another sink hole has been found in florida not far from the one that opened up and killed a man last month. the new sink hole is eight feet wide and ten feet deep. some children in the neighborhood discovered it yesterday afternoon. two homes have been evacuated as a precaution. those that live nearby worry there could be even more.
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>> said oh my gosh. and it really scared me. it startled me. >> a little nervous because this is my house. >> the sink hole is just a mile and a half away from the giant sink hole under a home that swallowed a man named jeff bush as he was sleeping in his bed on february 28th. a couple hundred military deaths paid attribute to the marines killed in a training exercise last week. none of the veterans knew any of the seven marines who died but the vets say they must still honor their brothers in arms. they were killed last monday when a mortar round exploded during a training exercise at a western nevada weapons depot. we're hearing a chilling 911 call in the fatal shoot of course a 13-month-old boy.
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>> woman told police two boys tried to rob her and shot her baby while she was pushing him in a stroller in brunswick, georgia on thursday. 17-year-old demarcus and a 14- year-old boy have been charged with first degree murder. elkins aunt claims he is innocent but police say they are not looking for any other suspects. denver police are confirming a former colorado inmate is linked to the killing of a state prisons chief. investigators believe 28-year- old evan eastbound else is connected to that shooting.
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there may be a new trend brewing in new mexico. thieves stole rims tire, battery, from an overturned suv while the deceased driver lay pinned underneath it. the fbi is now working with east bay police to track town a serial bank robber. the suspect is being called the button down bandit. police say on march 12th he robbed a wells fargo in pleasanton. he's also charged of robbing a chase bank. the suspect is then to wear a gray long sleeve button down collared shirt with black dress
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shoes. drug agents in los angeles say it's no laughing matter. they have taken down a crime ring distributing laughing gas. they served search wantons 17 areas. on the streetst it's nicknamed noz and users say they inhale the gas for a cheap high. >> the gas can be taken home and huffed or taken to a large underground party where balloons are sold $3-$5 a pop. >> the feds seized large tanks of noz which weighed a total of 36,000 pounds. they have a street value of $20 million. the president of cypress is in belgium seeking a last minute reprieve. if he can't strike a deal with the european union by tomorrow the bank will cut off emergency funds to banks in cypress. the government had agreed with its lenders to place a 20% tax over any account above $100,000
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euros. now there have been mass protests. the european union says the east mediterranean island must raise $7.5 million u.s. dollars on its own before it can receive a $13 bailout. south korea are accusing north korea of training malware cyber warriors. no connection to north korea has been found. investigators say there have been six cyber attacks coming from the country since 2009. they also say north korea is pouring money into science and technology. the city of san jose is expected to approve a $7 million incentive for samsung to improve its company. it would replace existing offices with a more modern facility. right now the building offers 200,000 square feet of space but the company wants to expand
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it to 680,000 by building two ten story towers which would employ at least 10,000 people. lowe's is being accused of december crimination. the chronicle is now reporting that six current and former employees have filed a lawsuit in superior court. they say lowe's hired minority employees to comply with an agreement a-- with the lowe's to be built. the college says the boost is meant to help meet the demand for specific classes. more than 980 classes will be offered. the majority being english, math, and science courses. enrollment management was one area of criticism. a final decision on the schools
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accreditation could be made in june. the golden state warriors are inching closer to a playoff spot. last night they played the first of five straight home games and they knocked off the washington wizards 101-92. steph curry stored 35 points but then had to leave the game with a sprained ankle. there is no word yet on the extent of that injury. warriors inching closer to the playoffs here in 2013. a beach cleanup planned in alameda county but how it's connected to japan's tsunami from two years ago. yes that is a car on the roof of a home in los angeles. we'll tell you how it got there and why neighbors weren't surprised. another nice day in store for your sunday leaving you with a live look at the hills over lafayette this morning. it's a gorgeous one out there. the bay area looking good. we do have rain eventually coming back. i'll show you that in the extended forecast. i have your numbers for today
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check out this video. this happened in los angeles. a homeowner there got a big surprise when that car landed on its roof. the man's neighbor lost control of its car when driving down a steep driveway and landed on top of the roof. while you might thiolic at this and think it would be tough to do. neighbors say this is the second time the elderly driver has crashed into a neighboring home. it has been two years since the 9.2 earthquake and tsunami has hit. organizers are planning a cleanup effort in alameda county. this is video of the beach soon after the earthquake struck back in 2011. about 1.5 million tons of debris was washed into the pacific ocean in that disaster. volunteers will take notes of what is collected and put the
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information into a data system. hundreds of people gathered in oakland to celebrate rita williams at her retirement party. she retired at the end of last month after 35 years at ktvu. friends and colleagues were there to celebrate. >> did you ever expect to see this many people out to honor you? >> are you kidding me? absolutely not. >> i did. >> i'm overwhelmed, i'm humble, and i'm teary eyed that this many people thought i did a good job. i guess. i hope. >> the party included dinner, dancing and auction. coming up on the 8:00 hour. if you are just joining us, let's check in with rosemary. >> another nice day to be outdoors. in fact this will be the warmest day as we begin to see a cooling trend as we get back to work. for the running festival going on this morning.
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48 degrees right now in oakland. upper 50s to near 60 degrees by the lunch hour. 68 for the afternoon. maybe you're thinking about heading out to the zoo for the afternoon. mostly sunny skies. this morning waking up with a few patches of fog along the coast and bay. temperatures in the 30s some of our areas along the valley floor. you're talking santa rosa and napa and fairfield reporting mid 30s. we'll bounce back in the next hour or two. 70 degrees santa rosa. 68 expected in fremont. 65 san mateo. 63 this afternoon in san francisco. the extended forecast there is the cooling trend. a subtle one to begin the workweek and dropping off more dramatically wednesday into thursday with an increase in clouds and a chance for rain. i'll have more on that with a future cast model coming up. right now thousands of people are running through the streets of oakland. live pictures from the oakland festival that is closing the streets and bringing millions of dollars to that city.
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bathrooms at an oregon high school get renovated and now they're among the first of their kind in the nation.
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close to a dozen people arrested for vandalism in san francisco after police catch them right in the middle of the
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act. new information about the murder-suicide at a marine base in virginia that ties one of the victims and the shooter staff the bay area. and the runners are off. the oakland running festival is under way this morning. we'll show you the route the runners will be taking through the city and we'll talk to you about the growing popularity of this marathon in the east bay. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm mike mibach. we have a cooler wetter pattern shaping up and heading toward the bay area. i'll have your numbers for
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today. i'll show you that future cast model and when he expects the rain to arrive. san francisco police arrested 11 people on charges of vandalism. police say they caught the group scrawling graffiti on a building on -- they recovered several bags of evidence from the scene including a large sharpy and backpacks full of spray paint. officers have the suspects sitting up against that wall. there you see them in handcuffs before they were escorted in police cars. police are also in facing a -- investigating a fatal accident over night. it happened just before 12:30 near the off ramp. the chp says it's still an active investigation but at this point it appears the man got out of a stopped car and then ran across the lanes. the driver of a van tried to avoid that man. braked hard but ended up hitting him and the man died add the-- at the scene.
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oakland police are searching for the driver that hit and killed a bicyclist over night. that happened in an industrial area of west oakland around 10:20 last night. the young man was struck while riding his bike on 28th. the driver fled and the victim died at the scene. officers are are hoping debris will help lead them to the suspects vehicle. memorial service is being held to remember a santa rosa teenager killed in a tragic racing accident last weekend. 14-year-old marcus johnson was struck and killed by a race car last saturday at the maryville raceway. johnson's cousin was driving the car when he lost control. crashing into the pit area and hitting the 14-year-old. the accident also killed 68- year-old dale. hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service today to honor his life. it will take place at 2:00 this afternoon. investigators saute are still looking into the cause of the crash. we have new information on
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the deadly shooting at a marine base in virginia. the suspected gunman and one of the victims were from the bay area. military says 25-year-old sergeant qusay owe lopez shot and killed fellow marines and then himself. she graduated from liberty high in brentwood. her friends say she dreamt of joining the marines and serving her country. >> we were talking about her wanting to come over and i wanted to her to see my baby. and i just missed her a lot. and we were just talking through facebook and then i barely got to -- she was always working. >> friends speculated the shootings may have resulted from a lovers triangle. castromata was a warehouse
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clerk who joined the corp in december of 2011. lopez taught military tactics specializing as a marine gunner. he joined the marines in may of 2006 and served both in iraq and afghanistan. his great grandfather who is also named eusebio lopez says the marines contacted the family friday night. the 81-year-old relative says quote they told us they were investigating more and they let us know. he wasn't the type to do stuff like that. pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile that was no glass casing protecting him. an estimated 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several times from his prepared text. he urged folks to lead simple
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yet productive lives. palm sunday services were held throughout the holy land. they went to a jerusalem church where many believe jesus was buried and rose from the dead. they waved palm and olive branches throughout the service. it commemorates the day jesus died and came to life. alex. >> we saw them take off here from the starting line a short time ago. the 5k runners and now we're seeing a lot of them already returning here. they have already finished up that 5k run. you see folks trying to catch their breath here at the finish line after a nice run this morning. all part of the oakland running festival. an event in its fourth year now. the other runners out there right now those are the folks running the full marathon. let me show you what things
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look like when they left here from the starting line at 7:30 this morning. >> reporter: confetti flew through the air as all the runners left on the full marathon. they will be leaving towndown and head -- downtown they go up in the oakland hills which is quite a climb i understand for these runners. quite a challenge. they head down into the fruitvale district through west oakland. they go all the way around lake merit. a total of 9,000 runners are taking part in the five different events that are a part of the oakland running festival. director of the race told me this event isty signed for runners -- designed for runners
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of all minutes. >> our fourth year. we'll have about 9100 total runners. we've been on 15% yearly increase. that is great numbers and the support we got from the running community. >> reporter: and this marathon is really a boost for oakland's economy as well. pumping about $4 million into the local economy with hotel taxes and general spending by these participates who are coming here to oakland from all over the country. there is also a relay as well and a fun run for the kids. and those full marathon runners by the way they are off making their way through oakland and i'm told that the first of those full marathon runners should be arriving back here at the finish line. maybe around 10:00 this
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morning. for now we are live in downtown oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> you heard alex touch on it a little bit. let's give you a closer look at the course and the areas effected by this race. major street closures include broadway, telegraph, and 19th street. bus services will also be delayed and detoured around the round. for more information about the race go to ktvu.com and click on the hot topics. it is official spring break is officially in full gear for cools across much of the bay area. and since many students won't be headed to class in san francisco, muni has announced that this week it will reduce some of its services during the morning and evening commute. people are being told to check the schedule ahead of time. meanwhile many college students are off to hot spring break destinations like mexico and florida. as they do they are being urged by police to use caution after several spring break deaths have been reported in mexico. time now is 8:09.
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we have seen great weather out there this morning. enjoy it while it lasts because it's changing soon. >> you will eventually need your umbrella. it looks like next weekend could be a little soggy. outside today we have another nice one. we have mostly sunny skies over downtown san jose. it's a chilly start. maybe heading to the farmers market. make sure you bring a light jacket. we're in the 30s to mid 40s around the region. 45 in san jose. 48 redwood city. 38 in oakland. low 40s fairfield, napa, santa rosa still about 39 degrees. patchy fog out there this morning. the winds really, really light. that has allowed fog to creep back into the bay. visibility about five miles. overcast skies. we will see that burn off. mostly sunny skies in store. storm tracker showing you no rain but we will have high clouds continuing to flow over the ridge of high pressure that is creeping a little bit closer to the coast for today and keeping our temperatures on the
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up and up. we'll point you out to about 800 miles offshore. this system will break down our ridge of high pressure as early as tonight. the on shore breeze will return and we're looking at a cooler day for your back to work monday. take a look here this morning along the coastline just inside the bay. it will burn away leaving us with mostly sunny skies and high clouds. it starts to make a comeback along the coastline. the coastline will remain a little cool for today. inland slightly warmer. all and all subtle changes expected for your sunday. monday afternoon the system that i pointed to you a few moments ago now riding over the ridge. but again breaking it down a bit. the clouds are thicker on monday. cooler air mass in place. but tuesday a second system dropping in from the gulf of alaska right about here. going to bring a better possibility of a few sprinkles tuesday night into wednesday morning. stopping it here on wednesday morning. about as far out as this model will go. it looks like unsettled weather as we head into wednesday and thursday with wetter weather
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apparently coming in for the weekend. here is the look at what you can expect for today. 70 in santa rosa. 69 in san jose. 70 degrees for livermore. the extended forecast we begin a slight cool down on monday. increasing clouds on tuesday. rain a possibility moving in wednesday, thursday. it's just a bit unsettled. it's really not enough we need more but again the bigger system perhaps in time for next weekend. i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers coming up. they are being called the first of their kind. the high school bathroom renovation that is gaining national attention. and remembering fallen soldiers. the memorial being held for victims of a deadly explosion at a marine base in nevada. [ female announcer ] safeway presents
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giving you a live look at the bridge. more snow is expected to fall today across parts of colorado and the midwest. now that storm caused a headache for travelers. both on the roads as you can see there and in the air. this weekend the red cross did have to help drivers who got stranded in colorado. you can easily see why. that storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some places. more snow is can'ted today. kansas city expected to get the brunt of the storm today and then that system is going to head on to the east coast where it is expected to hit new york by tomorrow. if wow have a flight scheduled to either colorado, kansas, or
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nebraska you might want to check the status of that flight. because hundreds of flights were canceled yesterday because of the storm. big delays and cancellations could come today. kerry discussed democratic reforms as well as urging them to stop iranian flights over iraq carrying arms and military personnel to support the syrian government. this is kerry's first trip to iraq since he became secretary of state. in other international news the former president of pakistan ended his 4.5 year self-imposed exile. he flew from dubai back to pakistan. he's already been warned he could get arrested or killed. he left office in 2008 but hopes to lead his party in the may elections.
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he has been living in london as well as dubai. pakistani taliban says it's vowing to order his assassination if he returns. on monday the u.s. will formerly transfer control over a controversial prison to the afghan detention. it's near the airfield which with one of the largest military bases in afghanistan. the prison houses more than 3,000 insurgents and other inmates. the deal includes ainsurances that prisoners who pose a danger to coalition forces will continue to be detained under afghan law. president obama is resting up today for another busy week ahead. marine one landed at the white house last night. the president had returned from his four-day middle east tour. tomorrow he will speak at a naturalization ceremony for service members and civilians at the white house. he will also designate five new national monuments. they include the tubman under ground in maryland. on tuesday he will welcome the
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nhl hockey champions the kings and the soccer champions l.a. galaxy. a handful of people are camping outside that court hoping to witness the two historic legal cases. one involves a berkeley couple fighting against proposition 8. the state ban on same sex marriage. the other case challenges a federal law. harris appeared on cnn this morning to talk about the two cases. >> that the same sex couples that are before the united states supreme court mrs. windsor, ms. perry be allowed to have equal protection under the laws like any americans. >> she last month kamala harris filed a brief saying prop 8 is unconstitutional and the initiative sponsors don't have the right to claim they represent the interest of california. stay with us for continuing
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coverage. ktvu david stevenson will have live reports for us from washington beginning tomorrow and those will go on through tuesday's oral arguments. and join us for a special on tuesday night. we go in-depth on that prop 8 case. a high school in portland has become one of the first in the face to have june sex bathrooms for transgender students. the high school generated four restrooms, four for students and two for staff. going into a men and womens restroom became so uncomfortable he stopped drinking during the day so he wouldn't have to go. >> i have gotten really weird looks in the women's restroom. it's not comfortable. and in the mens restroom as well. although i just don't feel safe in the men's restroom. >> at least ten students
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openingly identified themselves as transgender. they say the restrooms are a step toward equality and understanding. the deployments of a guided missile vessel and submarine have been canceled because of the nations spending cuts. the secretary of defense ordered the cuts for jefferson city which were set to be deployed next month. the navy's blue angels will perform their last show for awhile today in key west florida. the navy has only canceled performances in april due to the sequester cuts. it's hoping financing problems ask be resolved so the aerators can be spared. couple hundred military vet in las vegas paid attribute to those killed in a training
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exercise. none of these veterans knew any of the seven marines who died but they say they must still honor their brothers in arms. memorial included american flags accompanying the pictures of the seven marines. they were killed last monday when a mortar round exploded. police are trying to figure out what led to the death of two people during a sky diving jump. sky diving instructor and his student died yesterday. they were among a group of 22 people that went up for a jump when only 20 jumpers returned a search for the two men began. their bodies were found about nine hours later. the two men were visiting they from iceland. the highway patrol is investigating a deadly head on crash involving three cars. it happened yesterday morning on highway 84. the driver of a dodge a 46-year- old man from hayward drifted into an on coming lane. he died z at the scene. four other people in two other cars were hurt. the accident closed the highway
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sacramento history. the city would pay $258 million with most of the money coming from the sale of bonds supported by park and revenues. >> that is part of revitalizing our downtown. that is part of completing the rest of k street. that is part of adding additional businesses to old sacramento. the heart of our city. >> the investment group consists of a billionaire, the founder of 24 hour fitness and silicon valley entrepreneur. the council on tuesday must approve the deal in order for the city to present the proposal to the nba next week. the league is already scheduled to vote on april 18th about a deal that will relocate the kings to seattle. another sink hole has been found not far from the one that opened up and killed a man. the new sink hole is eight feel wide and ten feet deep. some children in the neighborhood discovered it
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yesterday afternoon. two homes have been evacuated as a precaution. >> i said oh my gosh. and it really scared me. it startled me. >> i was nervous because this is my house. >> that sink hole is just a mile and a half away from that giant sink hole under a home that swallowed jeff bush as he was sleeping in his bed on february 28th. rain move into the bay area later this week today it should be pretty nice. let's check in with rosemary and see how we are looking. >> another enjoyable one out there. still cool in areas. i'm already seeing our temperatures begin to rebound. patchy fog along the coastline and just inside the bay the coolest areas along the valley floor where that chilly air has settled in. upper 30s santa rosa, napa, fairfield this morning around 40 degrees. wide spread 40s around the bay. into the lunch hour high clouds in the forecast. mid 50s along the coastline. upper 50s to low 60s along the bay and inland. and for your afternoon a near
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repeat today. 67 in hayward. 68 for oakland. 63 san francisco. upper 60s redwood city. mountain view, palo alto san jose. fairfield 72 for for you. the extending forecast we begin a cooling trend. today will be the warmest day. unsettled weather entering the picture tuesday night into wednesday. it looks like we may see a chance for showers with a better possibility coming our way for next weekend. back to you. just in time for easter we've got a chocolate treat to show you that could bust your easter budget. check this out. that is the top of it. this is a three foot tall chocolate egg. a lot of chocolate. it might look yummy but it will cost you. the price tag on that is $1,000. the owner of the bakery says it's expensive but well worth the money. the bakery is also selling smaller versions. we're now hearing the 911
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happening right now oakland streets being swarmed by thousanding of runner. these are live pictures from downtown oakland. young and old. annual running festival is now under way. good morning, everyone welcome back to mornings on 2 i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. it's only four years old but this running festival is
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growing in popularity. we just showed you the live pictures. let's take you out there again. weaver been following the runners all morning long. it looks like we don't have it. but we do have some pictures for you. you can see some of the little ones. i believe these are probably the 5k runners coming back in. we saw the start of the marathoners and start and finish up of the 5k folks this morning. the weather has been great. you have cheerleaders welcoming people back. this is just to the side of snow park in the area of downtown oakland. certainly fun for everyone but it is blocking some streets there. so if you're heading in and out of that area wondering what is going on, this is what it is. let's take you to the start of the race. >> as we mentioned that is the marathon taking off about 7:30 this morning. some 1500 people signed up for
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that marathon. the event couples athletics with acoustics. the running festival has become a world-wide draw. it has people from 39 different states and nine countries. >> a lot of people were surprised when we got going that we were sticking around and i tried to explain this is a growth. you get attention, make a splash. >> organizers say the event is also important to the city. they estimate there is a $4 million financial impact to oakland. take a look at the course and the area effected by the race. broadway, telegraph, 14th street, harrison, and 19th street. bus services are also going to be delayed and detoured around the route. for more information on the race just go to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. oakland police say the new tactics for a crime crack down are working. yesterday at this church oakland mayor jean quan and
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howard jordan announced homicides and shootings have dropped dramatically due to an antiviolence method. the chief also credits a raid three weeks ago where federal agents targeted the case gang. they also thank the community and clergy. >> they understand what it takes to police this city. they know we can't do it alone. >> what is really important is that law enforcement is not standing alone. >> reverend george cummings joins the chief on calling meetings with gang leaders urging them to stop the violence. 38 new police officers have just joined the force. part of the first police academy graduation in four years. lowe's is being accused of discrimination in san francisco. they opened a store on bay shore boulevard in 2010. the chronicle is reporting six current and former employees are filed a lawsuit in superior
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court. they sailors hired minority employees to agree with the city to allow the store to be built. they say management fired employees once the store opened. lowe's declined comment but insisted it's in full compliance with city regulations and agreements. a mock plane crash in the bay area helped dogs sharpen their search and rescue skills. they built this training facility. this is the shell ridge open space area in walnut creek. now the dogs were sent out in search of pretend plane crash victims that were equipped with everything from fake flood. the goal is to train volunteers for a real life emergency. >> the dog handlers their crews would come out and locate the casualties and provide treatment and evacuation. >> organizers with the california search and rescue dog association zaires cures don't usually see this type of situation so the hope is this drill will help them in the
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future by better preparing them for it. the fbi is working with east bay police to track down a serial bank robber. the suspect is being called the button down bandit. on march 12th he robbed a wells fargo in pleasanton and robbed a chase bank in walnut creek. he's known to wear a gray button down dress shirt and dress black shoes. there is new information about the shooting at a san francisco nightclub we first told you about right here. the san francisco entertainment commission shut down the 330 rich club for the entire weekend. witnesses say an argument broke out just before 1:30 saturday morning at the accomplishment. a gunman opened fire both inside and outside of the club. three people were wounded. two men in their 20s and a man in his 30s remains in the hospital in critical condition.
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they are reviewing surveillance footage. we are hearing the 911 call that was made after the fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy. >> the woman told police two boys tried to rob her and shot her baby while she was pushing him in his stroller. 17-year-old marcus elkins and a 14-year-old boy who's name has not been released because of his age has been charged with first degree murder. elkins aunt claims he is innocent but police say they are not looking for any other suspects. a fatal shooting in san leandro claimed the life of a man who was trying to defend his mother-in-law during a robbery. it all began when two thieves approached the woman on friday
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night. officers say when the woman's son-in-law came out of the house to help, one of the thieves shot and killed him in the driveway. the victim was 33 years old. he lived in alameda. police say the two suspects drove off in a dark sedan. new gun control ads from a group of mayors are now airing in some key states. >> i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my life to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> this ad is part of a campaign from new york city mayor michael bloomberg in a group called mayors against illegal guns. it supports comprehensive background checks. it will air in 13 states believed to be divided on gun control. it will not air in california. it's a national day of action for postal service workers. in a couple hours a rally will be held add the north beach post office. that is one of many rallies being held across the country. today's day of action is being
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held to save six days of service. postal workers say that is a bad idea because people depend on their mail. eliminating a day of delivery would hurt small communities and businesses the hardest. jesse knots is anxiously awaiting a reunion with a young life he saved in afghanistan. now while stationed in afghanistan, knots noticed the cat was being mistreated by people who would paint him or cut off his fur. he enlisted the help with an interpreter to speak the cat out of the country. he says the cat helped him through a dark time so he wanted to rescue him from is a dark place. time is 8:37. let's turn over to rosemary and see how we're looking out there on this sunday. a little hazy behind you. >> yeah a little fog creeping into the bay area. you will begin to see that
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transition. today it will stick around for the morning hours. it will burn off fairly quickly and left with high clouds and mostly sunny skies for your sunday. giving you a live look at the bay bridge you can't see the city of san francisco at the moment. the lighter winds the northerly winds have really dropped off allowing some of that patchy fog to creep back into the bay. if we head to the maps i will show you when i expect it will burn off. you can see it right along the coastline here. half-moon bay and pacifica. we are looking at postally clear skies. high clouds again remain in the forecast. 4:00 in the afternoon a bit of an on shore breeze coming back. this is a transition that we'll begin to see with cooler air, a stronger sea braze and -- sea breeze and some rain. 39-degrees in santa rosa. one of the lingering spots in the 30s. 40 for napa. 42 for fairfield. that is a big improvement for
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you fairfield. 48 in oakland. 51 in redwood city. mid 40s san jose under mostly sunny skies. pacific satellite view the ridge of high pressure still in control for your weather pattern. we have that flow. high clouds continue to spill in time and time again. leaving us with high clouds and mostly sunny skies. the system back here it's about hundred miles off -- 800 miles off the coastline. the on shore breeze is back. the cooler air mass moving into place. takes until about wednesday we start to see a chance at maybe sprinkles. your afternoon highs for today under mostly sunny skies. 68 for vallejo. 72 for napa. 67 san rafael. along the coast between the low clouds turning sunny and cloudy again scene an afternoon breeze. 58 for pacifica. along the coastline could be a little cool. santa cruz starting off mostly sunny and 68 expected for you. inland temperatures will warm
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once again. even a tad above average. 69 san jose. 70 degrees for pleasanton. there is your extended forecast. high clouds will return for monday and it will be a little thicker. the increasing clouds continue on tuesday with a cooling trend wednesday and thursday and chance for rain. i'll line up the future cast model and show you detail. a big change is coming this week for commuter ons the golden gate bridge. after two years of planning the bridge will switch over to an all electronic toll taking system on wednesday. for drivers this means four new ways of paying the toll. the first and easiest option is fast track. mtc says there has been a big champ. the there is also a pay as yo go option which requires you to set up an account with your license plate and credit card number. the third option is to make a one-time payment before crossing the bridge. lastly you can get an invoice mailed to you for the toll amount due. another important reminder for drivers once the conversion
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thank you for joining us this morning. a live look there at the bay bridge. fog has regrouped and joining us along the bay and the coastline this morning. officials in napa are taking another shot at getting millions of there ares in federal funds to help control flooding in central napa. local flood control caused $23 million but failed. officials say the funding will be hard to come by especially with so many cuts at the nation's capitol. today connie island is official -- coney island is officially reopening for the season. they held a hot dog eating contest on the board walk. most people are still
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rebuilding but say yesterday's event is a sign of good things to come. >> it's very emotional. a lot of the residents and the businesses here in coneny island have -- coney island have been badly beaten by this storm. >> today the annual blessing of the rides will be held not all of the attractions will be open but some that are will be free to the public. >> the carnival dream is back at sea. the ship left port canaveral florida for the first time since electric call electrical problems. yesterday the ship set sail with 4500 passengers. . drug agents in los angeles say it's no laughing matter. they have taken down a crime ring distributing nitrous oxide also known as laughing gas. they served washes on 17 different locations -- warrants on 17 different locations.
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users say they inhale the gas for a short high. >> so there is a lot of money to be made. >> the feds seized large tanks of noz which weighed a total of 36,000 pounds. there may be a new trend in new mexico. thieves steal fr car crash victims. if a few days ago someone came upon a fatal sent before the police did. the thieves stole the rims, tire, and battery while the deceased driver lay pinned underneath it. last week a family moving from california to texas claimed $15,000 worth of their personal belongings was stolen after a car crash near albuquerque sent them to the hospital. south korea is accusing of north korea of training cyber
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warriors. no connection to north korea has been found but investigators say there have been six cyber attacks coming from the country since 2009. and they say north korea is pouring money into science and technology. a full investigation into last week's attack could take weeks. california investigators are taking another look at cold cases. right now authorities are combing through dna left behind by killers and rapists. so far it has linked a serial killer who died in prison in 1999 to an unsolved murder in 1990. a legend among the fitness world has died. yesterday bodybuilder joe weeder died of heart failure at his los angeles home. arnold schwarzenegger credits
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his fitness career to him. he also published in fitness magazine. the battle over the mental health care of state has back to court on wednesday. a federal judge will consider whether billions of dollars invested over the past two decades have improved the system. if the judge rules the conditions have improved, control will be returned from the courts to the state. advocates for the prisoners say basic rights are still being violated and the suicide rate is getting worse. a ruling is expected next month. city college of san francisco says it's going to double its summer class schedule. the college says the boost will help meet the demands for specific classes. more than 980 classes will be offered with the majority being english, math, and science courses. enrollment management was one area of criticism. a final decision on the schools accreditation will be made in june. this might get you excited for the arrival of power ball.
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late ticket sales pushed the jackpot in last nights drawing to $338 and it's all going to just one person. lottery officials say one ticket matching all six numbers was sold in new jersey. the winner will take home the fourth largest power ball prize ever. the cash option is $211 million. we don't know who won. power ball is coming to california on april 8th. hundreds of people gathered in oakland last night to celebrate our own rita williams at her retirement party. she retired at the end of last month after 35 years with ktvu. family friends and colleagues were all there last night to celebrate her big achievements. including ktvu's dennis richmond. >> did you ever expect to see this many people out to honor you? >> are you kidding me? absolutely not. >> i did. >> i'm overwhelmed, i a humbled, and i am teary eyed
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this lady has no idea. she thinks benny the bull is setting her up to take a shot. she has no idea that her son has just returned from iraq. >> so sweet. a heartwarming military surprise. this is at last nights chicago bulls game. as you can see, she was overwhelmed at the sight of her son home from iraq after she caught her breath figured out what was going on she ran over and gave him a very big hug there. starting tomorrow columbia college will help those impacted by federal tuition cuts. the school announced it will defer tuition charges to allow military students to find more time for funding. the students do have to pay that money back by the end of
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next month. last year more than 8500 students received tuition. california men sweet 16 dreams were put to rest yesterday by syracuse. >> syracuse good luck. you will run into somebody called oregon i hope soon. >> the bears lost 66-60 despite a loud home crowd. that crowd included oregon fans. oregon also played at hp yesterday. the bears were urged to root for each other and the pac 12 conference. despite the loss cal fans say they are very proud of the team. >> mike montgomery has taken this program he has brought us to the ncaa four out of the past five years. >> they had good wins. we can proud. there is always next year. >> syracuse will move on to face the winner of today's indiana-temple game. by the way oregon defeated st. louis by the way. the ducks will play the card falls on friday. today stanford begins its run
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in the nc 2a basketball tournament. they will host tulsa at maple pavilion. if all goes planned they will take on cal on april 1st with the winner advancing to the final four. congratulations to the bishop girl's basketball game. they won the championship last night in sacramento. this is the second state title they won the division three championship last year. the world's most famous landmarks went dark last night in celebration of earth hour. here in the bay area the bay bridge was one of the local landmarks participating. as you can see that new bay light show was turned off. this was all before 9:00 last night. the las vegas strip lost its usual glow. 16 he toles and casinos participated by turning off their lights for an hour. the city of light also went dark. hundreds gathered to watch the
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eiffel tower go dark. more than 7,000 cities observed earth hour. you know what is comithis w oakland a's, san francisco giants. they will pack their bags and leave the desert and mare they way back to the bay area. they will be playing themselves thursday, friday, and saturday. you say rain is on the way. >> yes it will be soggy. right now this morning we are looking at patchy fog. mostly clear skies around the bay. temperatures a lot like how we started yesterday. wide spread upper 30s and 40s. the north winds really relaxed until the last -- relaxed in the last 24 hours and has the fog return to the coastline. it will burn off. but by this afternoon at 4:00 we have it moving back in. and this time around it's going to come with the transition in the weather that is going to bring us cooler, cloudier, eventually rainy conditions. it's monday afternoon. this system you see to the
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north will not bring us any rain. it will begin our cool down. it's tuesday a second system dropping out of the gulf of alaska now by tuesday night into wednesday morning. perhaps a few scattered showers. and that will set the stage for an unsettled second half of the business week. we are cooling it down mid 60nd expected in the forecast by wednesday. thursday snow in the mountains. snow dropping down to 6,000 feet on wednesday. silicon valley is getting a taste of wine country. theness is being held today in campbell. it runs from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.. it will include 40pinot producers from the santa cruz mountains. more than a dozen food vendors will be there. tickets at the door $85.
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i barely got to talk to her on the phone because she was always working. >> new details on the deadly shooting on a marine base in virginia. the connection to the bay area. pope francis celebrates his first palm sunday in st. peter's square as pope what. he did showing that he is the people's pope. and it's a great day for a race. the oakland running festival underway this morning. we'll show you the start of the full marathon, tell you where folks are headed this morning in the city of oakland, and will you hear from the mayor about why this is such an important event for the city. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. fog rolling in, rosemary, but shaping up to be a nice day. >> you're right. another nice one in store. we are waking one patchy fog hugging the coastline.
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a cool start again. 30s to 40s around the bay and our inland areas. high clouds and a pleasant afternoon for you. we are going to transition to a cool, damp pattern and it could last for several days. i'll have a look at your extended forecast and your numbers for today coming up. the suspected gunman and one of the victims in the marine barracks shooting was from the bay area. 25-year-old sergeant eusebio lopez of pacifica shot and killed two marines, then himself. sara castromata was 19. >> we were talking about her wanting to come over and i wanted to see her. i wanted her to see my baby, because the last time she seen him was when he turned one. and i just missed her a lot. we just talked through
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facebook. then i barely got to message her through the phone because she was always working. >> friends speculate the shootings may have resulted from a love tray triangle. lopez taught military tactics. he joined the marines in may of 2006 and served in both iraq and afghanistan. his great grandfather who is also named eusebio lopez says the marines contact the family friday night. he said they told us they were investigating more and they would let us know. he wanted the type to do stuff like that. >> a memorial service is being held to remember a santa rosa teen killed in a tragic racing accident last weekend. 14-year-old marcus johnson was struck and killed by a racecar last saturday at marysville raceway. johnson's cousin was driving the car when somehow he lost control, crashing into the pit area, hitting the 14-year-old. the accident also killed a 68-
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year-old. hundreds of people are expected to attend a memorial service today to honor his life. it is scheduled to begin at 2:00 at the santa rosa bible church located on badger road. investigators say they are still looking into the exact cause of that crash. police are investigating a fatal overnight accident after a man was hit and killed on interstate 580 in san leandro. it happened just before 12:30. chp says it is still an active investigation butt appears that a man got out of a stopped car and ran across the lanes. the driver of a transit van tried to avoid the man and braked hard but ended up hitting him. officers say the driver is cooperating. police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a bicyclist overnight in an industrial area of west oakland. officers say the young man was struck while riding his bike on peralta street near 28th. the driver fled.
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officers are hoping debris will lead them to the suspect's vehicle. just a few hours ago san francisco police arrested 11 people on charges of vandalism. police say they caught the group scrawling graffiti on a building. they recovered several bags of evidence from the scene including a large sharpie and backpacks full of spray paint. police tell us all of them are facing felony charges. happening now, thousands of runners are taking over the streets of oakland. it is an event that attracts a big group of people. this morning ktvu's alex savidge is live at the start line and the finish line. are some racers still getting ready to get going, alex? >> they have a total of five different events here today so, yeah, we have more marathon runners who are about to head out. perfect conditions for these runners. a nice crisp morning, and
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obvious al beautiful day out here. nice, sunny day. they did have rain the past couple of criers here for the oakland running festival so the organizers and runners are very excited about this gorgeous day. what you are looking at here is the next group of runners. these are the folks that will be running the half marathon. let me backtrack a little bit, take you to earlier this morning when the folks who are running the full marathon headed out at 7:30. that was the festive send-off for those folks running the full marathon this morning. they headed outgoing through downtown. they will then head on their route going east, up into the oakland hills, then they will come counsel into the fruitvale district, then they come back and circle lake merit before finishing up at snow park. there are a total of 9,000 runners taking part today. they come from all over the united states and from nine
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different countries around the world. now, this is the fourth year of the oakland running festival. the number of participants has been steadily growing. a little while ago we caught up with oakland's mayor who was greeting folks at the finish line. she told me this running festival is a great way to showcase the city. >> i think there's a lot of oakland pride in this event. what the runners what do a lot of marathons tell me this is one of the friendliest cities to run in, and we think that's true. people were so excited. >> reporter: this marathon, according to the mayor, also a real boost for the local economy. the city takes in -- they will take in about $4 million in terms of hotel taxes and general spending bey participants who again are coming here from all across the country and from around the world. we bring you back out here to a live picture at the starting line, also the finishing line. you can see this is the next group of runners about to head out on the half marathon. they are set to take off at 9:15. we'll show you the beginning of
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their marathon during our next hit. that will be coming up at 9:30. for now, live in downtown oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> go to our website, ktvu.com, and click on hot topics. pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peter's square. you can see him there riding in a modified popemobile. there is no glass casing that's usually there to protect him. he kissed babies, he waved to the crowd, and an estimated 250,000 people gathered for that mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart, and he kept his spontaneous style breaking away several times from his prepared text. he earninged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. palm sunday services were held throughout the holy land.
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clergy and pilgrims waved palm and olive branches during the service. palm sunday marks the beginning of holy week. it commemorates the entrance of jesus into jerusalem when palm branches were placed in his path. good morning. another mild day in store for you. a live look at the oakland estuary. a quiet, cool start. a little bit of patchy fog. we don't have that very clear view of san francisco at this hour but it is burning off. i'm already beginning to see the clouds break around half- moon bay and inside the bay it's thinning out. temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s in areas like napa, concord, walnut creek. 54 in oakland, 50 san francisco, 50 in half-moon bay. i expect we'll see them back along the coastline. for today along the coast 50s to low 60. around the bay and inland another mild to warm day with
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temperatures warming slightly above yesterday for some of our warmer spots. a look at storm tracker 2. the high pressure continues in control of our weather pattern. we just continue with that northerly flow that brings along those high clouds. that's really about it. we are going to be dry, we're goinfor the afternoon. temperatures slightly above average in some cases. we want to draw you back here 800 miles off 0 shore. this system here is not going to bring us any rain but it is going to begin our transition as early as tonight and into tomorrow. it is going to weaken our ridge of high pressure and open the door to a cooler, perhaps wetter pattern for midweek. for today high clouds, temperatures similar to what we felt yesterday. the on shore breeze is going to be back by tonight and into tomorrow, and that will help to equal a cooler week. for today 63 for san francisco, 67 in hayward, 70 concord, 72 napa, 70 in santa rosa.
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south bay, 69. the extended forecast, a subtle cooling trend will begin as early as monday, increasing the high clouds, then the transition begins to bring us the increasing clouds. so a thicker cloud deck expected on tuesday. chance for some rain moving in tuesday night into wednesday. the unsettled pattern is going to hang around. not going to bring us a substantial amount of rain but just keep it a little damp, a little dreary wednesday, thursday, with a bigger system pulling in, in time for the easter weekend, and that one could last into saturday, perhaps sunday. i'll bring you the futurecast model coming up. more snow is expected to fall across parts of colorado and the midwest. the storm caused a headache for travelers both in the air and on the road. the red cross had to help drivers who got stranded in colorado. the storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some places and more snow is expected today when kansas city is expected to get the brunt of the storm,
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then it is expected to head to the east coast. if you have a flight scheduled to colorado, kansas, or nebraska you might want to check the status of your flight. hundreds of flights were canceled yesterday. flood waters reached the top of car tires in alabama. heavy rainstorms battered the region this weekend. there was rain, thunder, hail, all of it it. severe flooding threatened businesses in the city of birmingham but forecasters say the storms are finally moving out of the area. camped out for an historic decision. the wait people are willing to go through to witness the battle against california's ban on same-sex marriage. plus, a big payday for one person in new jersey. just how big last night's powerball jackpot was and when you can play right here in the bay area. screw but first, a live look at interstate 80 in emeryville. no problems along the roadway. it's been a pretty smooth morning overall. it looks sub knee. some fog in parts of the bay
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thank you for joining us this sunday morning. a splendid day underway. get out and enjoy it. wet weather is coming back to the bay area. deputies are working to
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determine what went wrong during a sky diving jump in south florida. according to investigators, a sky diving instructor and his student died yesterday. they were among a group of 22 people that went up for a jump when only 20 sky divers returned a search for the missing two men began. >> it's really sad. it had to be a pretty horrible sky dive. something terribly went wrong. tragic day for a bunch of friends over here having a vacation and a good time. >> their bodies were found about nine hours later. two men were visiting the area from iceland. a couple hundred military vets in las vegas paid tribute to the marines killed in a training exercise last week. none of the veterans actually knew the seven marines who died but the vets say they must still honor their brothers in arms. the memorial included american flags accompanying the pictures of the seven marines. they were killed last monday when a mortar round exploded during a training exercise at a
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western nevada weapons depot. new this morning, secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. we just received video of him arriving in iraq during his in an announced stop he met with iraq's prime minister and the speaker of the par will meant. kerry discussed democratic reforms as well as urged people to stop iranian flights over iraq carrying arms and military personnel to support the syrian government. this is kerry's first trip to iraq since he became secretary of state. president obama is resting up for a busy week. marine one landed last night. the president had returned from his four-day middle east tour. tomorrow he is going to speak at a naturalization ceremony for service members at the white house. he will also designate five new national monuments. they include the harriet tubman underground in maryland. on tuesday he welcomes the los angeles kings and the l.a. galaxy. on monday the u.s. will
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formally transfer control of a controversial prison near the bagram airfield in afghanistan. the prison houses more than 3,000 insurgents and other inmates. the deal includes assurances that prisoners who pose a danger to coalition forces will continue to be detained under afghan law. the u.s. navy says the deployments of a guided missile vessel and submarine have been canceled because of the nation's spending cuts. the secretary of defense ordered the cuts for the san diego-based u.s.s. rence. the navy's blue angels will perform their last show for awhile today in key west, florida. so far the navy has only canceled performances in april due to the sequester cuts. it is hoping finance problems can be resolved so that the angels can be spared.
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the golden knights parachute team have canceled all performances through september. on tuesday the u.s. supreme court takes on the issue of same-sex marriage. some people are already camping out, outside the court, hoping to witness the two historic legal cases. one involves a berkeley couple fighting proposition 8, the state ban on same-sex marriage. the other case challenges the federal law known as the defense of marriage act. california's attorney general appeared on 0 cnn this morning to talk about the two cases. >> that the same-sex couples that are before the united states supreme court, mrs. windsor, ms. perry, be allowed to have equal protections turned law as any americans. >> perry is a plaintiff in the same-sex marriage case. last month harris filed a friend of the court brief arguing that the sponsors don't have the right to claim they
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represent the interests of california. stay with us for continuing coverage. david stevenson will have live reports from washington beginning tomorrow for tuesday's oral arguments. then join us for a ktvu news special at 6:30 tuesday night. we go in-depth on the prop 8 case. we'll break down the arguments and will gauge reaction from washington, d.c. to the bay area. this might get you excited for the arrival of powerball. late ticket sales pushed the jackpot last night to $338 million. it is all going to one person. lottery officials say one ticket matching all six numbers was sold in the state of new jersey. the winner will take home the fourth largest powerball prize ever. the lump sum cash option, $211 million. the person who won has not yet been identified. powerball is coming to california on april 8th. the giants and a's battle it out in spring training. we've got highlights from yesterday's game and details of their next match-up later this week. our cool morning
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temperatures are on the rise. and i expect we'll have another mild afternoon, but we do have big changes on the way. i'll have a look at what you can expect for today and the extended coming up.
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one of the best selling and most critically he acclaimed albums of all time is marking its 40th anniversary. "the dark side of the moon." last week the library of congress selected it along with 23 other recordings for preservation. stockton is said to become the most popular city in the nation to enter bankruptcy when its trial begins tomorrow. creditors who have lent the city money are challenging its chapter 9 bankruptcy petition. creditors plan to argue that the city has not done enough to cut spending. a mock plane crash here in the bay area was designed to
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help specially trained dogs sharpen their search skills. crews with their dogs took part in this training in the shell ridge open space in walnut creek. the goal was to train volunteers for a real-life emergency. >> the dog handlers, their crews would come out, locate the casualties, and then provide treatment and ultimately evacuation. organize wears the california search and rescue dog association say rescuers don't usually see this type of situation, and they're hoping that this drill will help them in the future in case the real thing happens, they will be better prepared. >> coming up on 9:24. let's turn to rosemary and see how we're looking. the last couple hours has been a little chilly but should be a beautiful day. >> yes, a nice turnaround already underway. the fog is beginning to burn off. our temperatures are beginning to rise, and we are looking at another springtime day for your sunday. we have changes in the forecast
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but today will be one of the warmest days. giving awe look at what we can expect, want to show you the patchy fog there. you can see just along the coastline, just inside the bay. it will begin to burn away. high clouds in the forecast by the afternoon an increase in low clouds will be back along the coastline and could move into the bay for tomorrow morning. so as we get back to work we will begin to notice the transition. a thicker cloud deck. by monday afternoon the first system you see here off the northwest coast is not going to bring us any rain but it is bringing back the on shore breeze. it is bringing back the caller weather and the cloudier weather. by tuesday it's the second system that drops out of the gulf of alaska. this will be a better chance for us to see a few scattered showers. the problem here is it doesn't really look like a whole lot. surely not enough to fill our deficit at this point but it is going to bring back the cooler temperatures in the overnight hours with the cloud cover. we will actually see our 0 overnight lows and our morning temperatures come up. low 40s in the forecast
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tuesday, wednesday, thursday. unsettled weather wednesday and thursday with a bigger storm moving in for the weekend. this second system, or third system i guess we could call it, could bring us scattered showers for saturday and sunday. on tuesday night the sacramento city counsel will consider throwing up a last- second shot to keep the kings from leaving town. the city has struck a daily to build a new $448 million downtown arena, and it would be the largest redevelopment project in sacramento history with up to a million and a half square feet of offices housing shops and a hotel. the city would pay $258 million with most of the money coming from the sale of bonds supported by parking revenues. >> that's part of revitalizing our downtown. that's part of completing the rest of k street. that's part of adding additional businesses to old sacramento, the heart of our city. >> the investment group consists of a billionaire, the
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founder of 24-hour fitness, and a silicon valley entrepreneur. keep in mind the league is already scheduled to vote on april 18th on a deal that would relocate the kings to seattle screw. the a's and giants faced off for spring training baseball yesterday. the a's jumped on the board early with this two-run shot. then in the bottom of the 4th, an rbi single to center. giants would be down 6-2. they could not come back in this one. the a's would go on to win 12- 5. they will meet again on thursday, friday, and saturday, the first game out at at&t ballpark. time now 9:26. breaking news. we are just learning that a soldier from the bay area has died while serving in afghanistan. we are going to have details coming up for you. it's a wild overnight chase along the peninsula.
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the challenges officers faced when trying to get this man into custody.
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a sad story on the east coast what we are learning about the victims of a deadly shooting in virginia last week. sunday, march 24árbgs i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. first, some breaking news.
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we are just learning that a soldier from the bay area has died while serving in afghanistan. sergeant first class james grisham was from hayward. he was transported to a hospital in germany. this morning the department of defense says he he has died from his injuries. the family of the suspected gunman and friends of his victims in the marine barracks shooting are speaking out. the military says the 25-year- old sergeant it shot and killed two fellow marines, then himself. his victims included a woman from oakley. >> i just miss her so much. when i found out about this i couldn't believe it. she had been my best friend
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since 6th grade. i just wish it wasn't have been her. she was just an innocent girl. all she was doing was just serving her country. >> she joined the corps in december 2011. the friend says there is speculation the shootings resulted from a lover's triangle. lopez joined the marines in may 2006 and served in iraq and afghanistan. his great grandfather who is also named eusebio lopez says the marines contact the family friday night. the 81-year-old said they told us they were investigating more and they would let us know. he was not the type to do stuff like that, end quote. there was a wild overnight chase along the peninsula. around 1:00 this morning, san mateo police say they began
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tracking what they believed was stolen vehicle. speeds reached 100 miles per hour. officers chased the driver into san francisco. while they lost him on the ground a helicopter tailed him in the air. the suspect later stopped the car and started running. officers later caught the man. they have not confirmed if he was the suspect they were looking for. four people and a dog are safe after being rescued by the coast guard yesterday afternoon. the coast guard rescue boat couldn't get close to them because of the shallow water so instead everyone on board that stranded boat had to be hoisted into the air by a helicopter and then flown to san carlos. sphaer field police are investigating a tragic accident. they say a seven-year-old boy drowned in a family friend's backyard pool. emergency responders rushed to the home on hall court yesterday morning. police say residents found the boy floating in the pool. paramedics were unable to revive him. a fatal shooting in san leandro claimed the life of a
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man who was trying to defend his mother-in-law during a robbery. police say it all began when two thieves approached the woman as she unloaded her car on harbor way on friday night. officers say when the woman's son-in-law came out of the house to help, one of the thieves shot and killed him right in the driveway. a woman who has lived in the neighborhood for 38 years could not believe what had happened. >> to hear what it is that they just shot this person in cold blood and for no reason. it's sad. the crazy world we live in. >> the victim was 33 years old. he lived in alameda. police say the two suspects drove off in a dark sedan. new information about the shootings at a san francisco nightclub we first told you about yesterday. the san francisco entertainment commission has decided to shut down the 330 rich club for the entire weekend. witnesses say an argument broke out just before 1:30 at the establishment. a gunman opened fire both inside and outside of the club.
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three people were wounded. two men in their 20s and a man who was in his 30s who remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition. investigators say they are reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of finding clues that could lead them to the gunman. oakland police say new tacts for a crime crackdown are working well. yesterday the mayor and police chief announced that shootings have decreased dramatically. the chief credited a raid three weeks ago where federal agents targeted the east oakland gang called case. they arrested 16 people. he also thanked the community and its clergy. >> one strength that we have is that they understand what it takes to police the city, and they know that we can't do it alone. >> what's really important is that law enforcement is not standing alone. >> reverend george cummings joins the chief in the effort.
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sheriff's deputies in santa clara county took more than 600 fire articles off the street. a gun buyback event was held yesterday in san jose. deputies say they collected 584 handguns and 17 assault rifles. they ended up paying people close to 62,000 for those weapons. this was the county's second gun buyback event. new gun control adds from a group of mayors 0 are now airing in some key states. >> i have owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. closing loopholes -- >> it's part of a campaign from new york city mayor michael bloomberg and a group called mayors against guns. the new ads will air in 13 states believed to be divided on gun control. it will not air in california. it is a national day of action for postal service
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workers. in 90 minutes a rally will be held at the post office on stockton street in san francisco. it will be one of many rallies held across the country. today's day of action is being held to try to save the six-day service now in place. in december the postal service announced it would stop saturday service by late summer. postal workers say that is not a good idea because they say people depend on their mail and say eliminating a day of delivery will hit small communities and businesses the hardest. the home improvement chain lowe's is accused of discrimination in san francisco. lowe's opened a shore on bayshore boulevard in 2010 but the chronicle is reporting that six current and former employees have filed a lawsuit. they say lee's hired minority employees to comply with a agreement that allowed that store to be built. however, they say the management fired those employees once the store opened. lowe's declined to comment but has insisted that it is in full compliance with city
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regulations. the city of san jose is expected to approve adds 7 million incentive for samsung to expand its research operations. the deal is set to go before city council on tuesday. the incentives would allow the company to replace existing offices with the more modern facility. right now the building offers 200,000 square feet of space but the company wants to expand to 680,000 by building two 10- story towers which would employ at least 2,000 people. city college of san francisco says it is going to double its summer class schedule. the college says the boost is meant to help meet the demand for specific classes. more than 980 classes will be offered, the majority being english, math, and science. enrollment management was one area of criticism. the city college received from the commission last summer. a final decision on the school's accreditation is expected to be made in june. big changes coming to uc- san francisco as the school tries to revamp its main campus. the san francisco examiner
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reports the university plans to tear down as many as 10 old buildings, convert other buildings into student housing, and build a new hospital. one big goal behind this planned development is to reduce the amount of space the university takes up in the area. another enjoyable day in the forecast. good morning to you. a live look over san jose and towards the santa cruz mountains. a little haze out there. air quality is good today. nothing to worry about in that debt. a little bit of patchy fog just inside the bay and around parts of the bay area hugging the coastline as well. i'm beginning to see those breaks in the clouds for the coast and it is thinning out across the basement mostly sunny scions areas like livermore, concord. over parts of the north bay. what a change i've seen in temperatures in the last couple hours. santa rosa and napa starting out in the 30s, now upper 40s. low 50s in fairfield. fairfield sank back to the mid-
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30s earlier this morning. so already beginning to see that nice turnaround. temperatures will rebound and be a lot like what we felt saturday. ridge of high pressure still in control of our weather pattern. that flow continuing, the high clouds overhead. outside of that blue skies and temperatures right about where they should be, even a little above average for this time of year. the satellite view here showing you that the high clouds will continue. as i back it up a little farther this system here going to bring a transition to our weather pattern. as early as this afternoon the onshore breeze is going to be back with us. going to feel it along the coastline and perhaps even low clouds reforming by the afternoon along the coast. the on shore breeze will be with us for tomorrow. the cloud deck is going to be thickening up. with the cooler air mass our temperatures will be following, especially for the afternoon. for today a near repeat of yesterday. a cool morning, a little patchy fog. upper 50s at that time coast for the afternoon. 60s to low 70s around the bay and inland. 68 expected for oakland today.
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67 in berkeley. 63 for san francisco. north bay, mostly sunny skies. 70 santa rose 15. along the coast, half moon bay and pacifica near 60. 69 san jose. livermore and pleasanton, a pleasant day. the extended forecast, one final day of relatively mild weather. slightly cooler on monday. a bigger increase in clouds on tuesday. and the rain comes wednesday. it is going to be a slight chance. it is going to be just a few scattered showers. it is not going to be steady but it is going to be a little soggy. wednesday, thursday with a bigger storm bringing us a greater possibility of rain into next weekend. i'll have a look at your lunchtime numbers coming up. more snow is expected today across parts of colorado and the midwest. the storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some places and more snow expected today. hundreds of flights had to be
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canceled yesterday and flights are already being canceled and delayed today. the storm is headed to the east coast next and should be in new york by tomorrow. today coney island is officially reopening for the season. nathan's hot dogs held an eating contest on the boardwalk to mark the opening yesterday. it comes almost five months to the day when hurricane sandy battered the east coast. most people are still rebuilding but say yesterday's event is a sign of good things to come. >> it's very emotional. a lot of the residents, a lot of the businesses here have been badly beaten by this storm. most of the businesses are back. they will all be back by memorial day. >> today the annual blessing of the rides will be held. not all of the attractions will be open but some that are will be free to the public. march madness is in full swing. we're going to give you a look at yesterday's cal bears game and tell you what's in store
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for stanford. >> reporter: thousands of marathon runners making their way through the streets of oakland, all part of the oakland running festival. will you hear from participants who have crossed the finish line already. another live look already. there is good old macarthur maze, 580, looking pretty good. 942. you're watching "mornings on 2."
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welcome back. a live look, a peek into the farmers market. the he low 50s, mostly sunny skies over oakland at this hour. new video has been sent into the ktvu newsroom. it is a hawk getting caught on what appeared to be an antenna
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in watsonville. a pg&e worker went on bawct truck and helped free the bird. wildlife groups eventually tracked down the bird's owner. denver police are confirming a former colorado inmate is linked to the killing of the state's prison chief. tom clements was shot to death at his home on tuesday. investigators believe 28-year- old evan ebell is connected to the shooting. he was killed in a shoot-out with police in texas last week. officers say the car matches the description of the one spotted outside clement's house the night he was killed. the battle over the mental health care continues. a judge is going to consider whether billions of dollars invested during the past two decades have improved the system. if the judge rules that conditions have improved, control will be returned from the courts to the state. advocates for the prisoners say
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basic rights are still being violated and the suicide rate is getting worse a ruling is expected next month. happening now, thousands of runners taking over the streets of oakland. it is the fourth annual running festival. right now runners in the half marathon are on the course, and you are taking a live look at harrison and grant avenue. some of the stations set up. looks like water stations to give relief to runners as they roll on through. the start and finish line are at snow park, and that is where ktvu's alex savidge has been hanging out. >> reporter: good morning. a lull tin action right now at the start/finish line next to snow park. that's because all the runners are out right now. they are winding their way through the streets of oakland as we speak. that includes the runners in the full marathon and the half marathon. the half marathon folks left a few minutes ago.
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let me show what you that looked like. that's when the half marathon started about 9:15 or so this morning. many of those folks will be going on a course that takes them mostly through the downtown area, in and around the downtown area. all told, 9,000 runners will be taking part today in oakland running festival. there are five different events. that includes the full marathon, the half marathon, a 5k and a fun run as well as a relay. participants are coming here from all over the country and all over the world. this is the fourth year of the oakland rung festival. along the route, live bands at various locations, and of course there's great weather on tap today. organizers are expecting big crowds to be cheering on the runners along the way, something that they certainly appreciate. >> i hope to have support
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around. you get in those zones, you know, oh man, i don't know if i can make it, then you get the crowds, and it helps out a lot. >> reporter: and this was the scene at 7:30 this morning when the full marathon kicked off. the runners headed out, and they left the downtown area going east. they go up into the oakland hills for a little bit of a climb, i'm told, a challenge for those runners. they then head down into the fruitvale district, they loop around the lake then finish up at snow park. back to a live picture at the starting line/finish line. you can see the clock. 2:18. that's the time right now for the full marathon runners. we are told that they should be back, the first full marathon runner, the folks who are in the lead, should be back maybe in the next 10 or 15 minutes here. they obviously are rung at a pretty good clip today. live in downtown oakland, alex savidge, ktvu 2 news.
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a big change this week for commuters on the golden gate bridge. the bridge will finally switch over to an all electronic toll taking system. for drivers this means four new ways of paying the tolls. the first is fast track. there is also a pay as you go option which requires to you set up an account with your license plate and credit card number. the third option is to make a one-time payment before crossing the bridge. lastly, you can get an invoice mailed to you for the toll amount due. another important reminder for drivers, once the conversion goes into effect, don't stop at the tollbooth since there will be no toll takers there. 28 toll takers will lose their jobs as a result of the switchover. all but nine of those workers have been reassigned to other positions within the bridge district or have chosen to retire. after seven years and more than $400 million, a project designed to help protect san mateo county coastal drivers is almost open to traffic. tomorrow people plan to gather
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at devil's slide to celebrate two new tunnels that will let drivers bypass devil's slide. then on tuesday it will open to the public. it is the first highway tunnel to be built in california in nearly 50 years. the cal men's sweet 16 dreams were put to rest yesterday by syracuse. >> hey, syracuse, good luck. you guys will run into somebody called oregon i hope soon. >> the bears lost 56-60 despite a loud hometown crowd at hp pavilion in san jose. that crowd included oregon fans. the ducks and bears were urged to meet each other. >> mike montgomery has taken this program and brought us to the ncaa in four of the past five years. >> we had some good wins during this season so we can be proud. and there's always next year.
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>> syracuse will move on to face the winner of today's indiana-temple game. oregon defeated st. louis yesterday. the ducks will play the top- seeded louisville cardinals friday. today sanford begins its run. they will host tulsa at the pavilion. if all goes as planned, stanford will take on cal april 1st, the winner advancing to the women's final four. >> good luck to stanford. a bizarre accident down in southern california. we will tell you how this car ended up on someone's roof and why this wasn't the first time it actually happened. pleasant weather will persist for the bay area on this sunday. i do see wet changes on the way. i'll have a look at today and the extended forecast coming up. morning, brian!
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got a big surprise when a car landed on his roof. police say the man's neighbor lost control of his car while driving down a steep driveway and somehow ended up on top of that roof. while you might think this is difficult to do, neighbors tell police this is actually the second time the he will elderly driver has crashed into a neighboring home. 9:54. let's recap our top stories. a memorial service is being held for a santa rosa teen killed in a racing accident. 14-year-old marcus johnson was struck and killed by a racecar last saturday at marysville raceway. johnson's cousin was driving the car when somehow investigators say he lost control. police arrested 11 people on charges of vandalism overnight. police say they caught the group scrawling graffiti on a building on lankton street. they recovered several bags of evidence from the scene. pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peter's square as the new pope.
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he rode in a modified popemobile. there was no glass casing protecting him. an estimated 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the world's most famous landmarks went dark last night in celebration of earth hour. here in the bay area the bay bridge was one of the local landmarks participating. there goes the lights. the new bay lights show was turned off just before 9:00 last night. the las vegas strip also lost its usual glow when 16 hotels and casinos participated by turning their lights off for an hour. nascar is in southern california this weekend. yesterday kyle busch was going for a record sixth nationwide win at the speedway in fontana. bush will eventually make his move. he gets his 54 car -- maybe you won't see it. anyway, he goes on for the win, the nationwide 300. today drivers will take the track for the auto club 400.
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watch that race right here on ktvu starting at 11:30. hundreds of people gathered to celebrate our own rita williams at her retirement party. she retired after 35 years with ktvu. family, friends, and colleagues were there. among the many familiar faces was another well-known ktvu retiree, dennis richmond. >> i never expected to see this many people out. >> are you kidding me? absolutely not. >> i did. >> i am overwhelmed. i am humbled. and i am terriy-eyed that this many people thought i did a good job, i guess. i hope. >> the party included dinner, dancing, and an auction to benefit a breast cancer clarity. >> i love how she says, "i guess i did a good job." she did a great job. rita, we will be missing you. rosemary, one la